Located in the immediate vicinity of the Punic ports, the tophet is a sacred enclosure in which the Punics made sacrifices in honor of the protective deities of Carthage, Baâl Hammon and Tanit. For a long time the idea, disputed today by some specialists, that the sacrificed were children sacrificed in acts of redemption or pardon prevailed. And the site has indeed delivered, in its deepest, oldest strata, urns containing children’s ashes. In the upper layers of this “funerarium”, the vessels (urns or mini-sarcophagi made of stone) contain animal bones.

The site consists of a tunnel housing the offerings still buried in the ground, a garden where cippi and stelae in sandstone or limestone that surmounted these offerings are exposed, as well as an altar where the ritual was supposed to take place. of sacrifice.

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  • Historic Category:Carthaginian, Punic

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